As the opioid crisis grew into a national epidemic, the nine pediatric orthopedic surgeons at Akron Children’s began analyzing their own pain prescribing practices and how they compared with peers. This led to a standardized protocol that has reduced the amount of narcotics being prescribed by 54 percent. “The opioid epidemic, a multifactorial issue with […]
Summer starts with a crash for Cole, but he speeds into therapy
“The boys wrecked the go cart. Cole is hurt. The ambulance is on its way.” Brandi Phillips’ head was spinning after this 9 a.m. phone call about her 13-year-old-son, Cole. He slept over at a friend’s house the previous night, a typical summer activity for the teen. Brandi raced over to the house to find […]
Jordan’s 18-month Myelo Clinic appointment goes well
Jordan’s 18 month Myelo Clinic day at Akron Children’s Hospital arrived with what seems like the same anxiety and excitement as we’ve had in the past.
A new family tradition for the Pollocks – the Holiday Tree Festival
We were blessed to have been able participate in Akron Children’s Holiday Tree Festival preview party on Nov. 16. In fact, we were so excited that we didn’t think to get a little boy sitter for the evening. Fortunately the event was so intriguing to our little mister that it wasn’t a problem for his entertainment.
Reality hits us at Myelo Clinic visit
Our visit with the Myelo Clinic at Akron Children’s Hospital last week felt like we were prescribed a small dose of reality. Our hearts long for the hope that Jordan’s head, bladder, bowels, and legs will do more than the diagnosis tells us. I came prepared to ask the question about where each specialist feels […]
Amidst appointments to doctors and rehab therapists, Pollocks cherish many family firsts
It’s been a month since our last post. Life goes by so quickly. Our little Peanut has been growing like a weed. We fall more and more in love with him every day. His smile will melt your heart. Our conversations together will be a moment we cherish as he grows. I love listening to […]